1 dead, 8 hurt in north Charlotte wreck

1 dead, 8 hurt in north Charlotte wreck

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 2 at 10:28 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One woman was killed and eight others were hurt during a north Charlotte SUV crash on New Year's Day.

The wreck took place in the 1800 block of Sunset Road near Northlake Mall around 11:45 a.m..

Police said that Tuan Iang, a 32-year-old passenger in the Mitsubishi Montero, was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center where she was pronounced dead shortly after 7 p.m.

One person taken to CMC had life-threatening injuries, two had potentially life-threatening injuries, and five others had non-life threatening injuries, according to Medic.

Emergency officials said the driver of the Montero, 33-year-old He Kung, lost control of the SUV on the wet road and hit a tree.

Kung and Iang were husband and wife.

Charlotte Fire Department crews worked to free multiple crash victims from the Jeep.

CMPD is still investigating the accident.

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